Table 32KQ 1d health literacy studies: strength of evidence grades by disparities across health outcomes

Outcome for Health Literacy StudiesNumber of StudiesResultsStrength of Evidence Grade
Disparities across health outcomes8Health literacy mediates disparities in specific health outcomes between black and white race in selected outcomes.

Health literacy not found to mediate the relationship between Hispanic and white race but little data available.

Health literacy found to mediate the relationship between males and females in one, study, no other data available.
Black vs. white: Low

Hispanic: Insufficient

Sex: Insufficient

From: Results: Relationship of Health Literacy to Outcomes and Disparities

Cover of Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review
Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review.
Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 199.
Berkman ND, Sheridan SL, Donahue KE, et al.

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